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Severn Trent Water Reviews

Updated 13 October, 2017
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  • Lots of changes in the industry could unsettle things within the business (in 3 reviews)

  • Upper management is getting better but my level manager is a bully who threatens you with your job if you do something wrong (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "A brilliant company to work for with great people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Severn Trent Water full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Varied work delivering some fantastic projects. Delivering a great customer service with a huge focus in keeping everyone safe and well

    Cons

    A bit too much beaurocracy but that's probably the same everywhere

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on safety and delivering a legacy that will be around for years to come


  2. "Fantastic place to have a career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist Team Manager in Derby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Specialist Team Manager in Derby, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Severn Trent Water full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Delivering a service vital for peoples health and quality of life now and in the future
    Training and development
    Career opportunities
    Whole package benefits
    Future thinking and industry thought leaders

    Cons

    Can't really think of any cons. I live 80 miles from my base and have travelled every day for 5 years - so I wouldn't do that for a company with cons!


  3. "I enjoy coming into work and knowing that I get to make a real difference."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - L&D Advisor in Coventry, England (UK)
    Current Employee - L&D Advisor in Coventry, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Severn Trent Water full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Being part of a company that provides such a vital service to over 8 million customers everyday is brilliant! For me the key to this is that pretty much all of the company are customers ourselves so we can really see the benefits of getting things done right and how the differences we can make at work can impact all of us.
    This gives Severn Trent an excellent working culture where you do feel part of the bigger picture.

    Cons

    Change is a big part of what to expect at Severn Trent, we have to adapt quickly and find the best solutions. Frequent change is not for everyone, but if you have a positive attitude you'll find lots of support.


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  5. "Great job satisfaction and feels like I contribute to achieving something really worthwhile."

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    Current Employee - Programmer Manager in Derby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Programmer Manager in Derby, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Severn Trent Water full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A company with a massive variance of work task and project types. Fabulous benefits package and flexible working arrangements embraced. If you work hard, training and development opportunities will be there for the taking.

    Cons

    Challenging new opportunities may mean you stay and your Cv has the same company on it for many years...........

    Advice to Management

    Keep the momentum going with the graduate and modern apprentice programmes


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Manager in Derby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Programmer Manager in Derby, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Severn Trent Water part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Providing an essential service
    Challenging & interesting work
    Good job satisfaction
    Flexible working

    Cons

    Sometimes feels slow to change

    Advice to Management

    Streamline processes


  7. "Protecting our environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Manager in Derby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Programmer Manager in Derby, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Severn Trent Water full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I am proud to work for a great company that does so much to protect our precious environment. We spend hundreds of millions of pounds each and every year keeping our rivers as clean as possible so everyone can enjoy our unique habitats and wildlife.

    Cons

    I wish we could do more


  8. "Friendly organisation with a positive culture, doing something that really matters."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of in Coventry, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Head of in Coventry, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Severn Trent Water full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Making a difference in the communities that we operate.
    Open to innovation
    Flexible working patterns
    Positive culture
    Good flexible benefits package

    Cons

    Regional organisation
    Heavily regulated
    Decisions can be driven by short term goals, missing longer term benefits
    Poor BAME representation at most levels

    Advice to Management

    Continue to identify quick wins to improve the business, but have some longer term more meaningful goals too.


  9. "Business Lead"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Derby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Derby, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Severn Trent Water full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really awesome place to work, invests in people and ethical company to work for, which really thinks about its customers and the environment

    Cons

    The jobs roles are not always obvious as to what they are and the recruitment process can be long.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more clear job descriptions which is comparable to the outside market.


  10. "19 Years and counting"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment in Coventry, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment in Coventry, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Severn Trent Water full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The staff, the team I work in are fantastic. Make coming to work enjoyable.
    I've 10 different jobs in Severn Trent, opportunities are everywhere.

    Cons

    Sometimes can be slow to change, but isn't that most major companies?

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the grass roots staff. It amazing what they can help you with.


  11. "A great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Coventry, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Coventry, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Severn Trent Water full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Internal career progression
    Great people to work with
    Work/Life balance
    Great office in the city centre

    Cons

    Car parking
    Some outdated systems
    Hot desking


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